Scottsdale, AZ (PressExposure) April 14, 2009 -- Most golfers know that an effective exercise program and correct training can prevent injuries and can ultimately lead to a better golf game. When consulting the advice of a personal trainer or physical therapist to achieve better results, it is important to choose a trainer that has a solid understanding of golf. After all, a baseball player wouldn't dream of going to a football coach to get out of a hitting slump.
A certified Golf Biomechanic focuses on improving function through correct training. Without a doubt, the only way to improve a golf game is to improve the actual golfer: the ways they stretch, swing, and train. After all, many golfers will spend almost $5,000 on clubs they can't even swing correctly!
Paul Chek, author of The Golf Biomechanic Manual and founder of the C.H.E.K Institute in San Diego, CA, designed the Golf Biomechanic Certification Intensive to teach his technique to fitness trainers, health professionals and golf pros.
To earn the title "certified Golf Biomechanic", a person must first demonstrate extensive knowledge and grasp of the C.H.E.K System for developing golf performance and be able to address golf-specific conditioning needs. To prove their knowledge, they must also pass a rigorous practical and written exam.
Chek is one of the most sought after conditioning and rehabilitation consultants in the world. He is respected not only because he promotes proper self-conditioning and training, but because his cutting-edge techniques also prevent more injures.
"Unlike golf, bodybuilding does not include a functional component; success in bodybuilding is not dependent upon precision timing, control, accuracy, or skill. He maintains that by following a carefully designed program, conditioning the golfer specifically for the game of golf, the risk of injury can be significantly reduced, and the ultimate result is a better score.
"With successful application of scientific conditioning principles, today's golfers may, for the first time in over thirty years, approach lowering their golf scores," Chek writes.